I refuse to be "that mom" that walks her kids to school in her bathrobe (although I would LOVE to do that). I know "that mom", and I was "that mom" when my kids were in a very private, small Christian school in which I only saw my very close friends when I dropped my kids off. But now, my munchkins attend a public school and I try to look a little bit like I didn't just roll out of bed, give my kids a pop-tart and jump in the van (PS - I have NEVER given my kids pop-tarts and I don't drive a van).
I do, however, wear yoga pants and running pants an awful lot. NOT sweats...yoga pants and running pants. I'm at the point where I think it would be really great to own 14 different warm-up suits and rotate through them bi-weekly (they're cute, right?). As things stand right now, I often throw on yesterdays jeans or my running pants along with a cute (in my opinion) t-shirt and some running shoes and then head out for the day.
I DO NOT understand how those glamorous moms do it. I've tried cute shoes and/or boots for the day...How in the heck do they possibly clean their homes, do the laundry, walk the doggy, volunteer in the classroom and run/walk to the school to pick up their children 3 times each day in those things? I've tried. I just seem to move MUCH slower in those things than I do in my trusty sneakers. I get things done in my sneakers. I LOVE my sneakers. They are a vital part of my mom uniform.
I'd love to be a beautified mom (I do wear earrings and lip-gloss with my running/yoga pants...that counts, right?). I just don't see how it's possible.
PPS - Please don't confuse "mom uniform" with "mom jeans"...that's an entirely different problem altogether.